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this is nbc 10 news. >> preparing for the pope this morning, a delegation from philadelphia is in rome to finalize the details of the pontiff's visit to our area this fall and nbc 10 is there for every step of the trip. we're live with more on the team's mission. >> and a train takes out a car on the tracks and the whole thing is caught on camera. we are checking on the driver and how the car was stuck there in the first place. summer heat yes, officially summer. we are tracking temperatures near 90 degrees and another chance for some severe weather this week. good morning, welcome back to nbc 10 news today, i'm rosemary connors. >> i'm vai sikahema. you can probably tell by my hair it's been humid. i think the humidity is droing down a little bit.
let's get to meteorologist bill henley. >> that's one of the first things i check in the morning. it will be dropping during the day. another hot one. two minutes away from sunrise this morning. philadelphia will see lots of sunshine. after starting off in the 70s, it will be a quick warmup. there are cooler readings this morning. 60s in the pocono mountains where the sun is up now 63 there, 69 in pottstown and allentown. 70s across delaware and south jersey. dover at 76 degrees, same reading at philadelphia international. look at the temperatures as they go through the day. a little bit cooler at 7:00 then up to 80 at 10:00 and middle 80s at 1:00. still climbing at that hour. we'll see nothing but sunshine during the day today. your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. right now let's get a check of traffic. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington standing by. >> bill, we're keeping our eye
out for a bridge opening up for the tacony palmyra bridge. it was scheduled for 5:20. we're on route 73 no backup approaching that scene. we'll keep you updated on that opening as well. on the blue route, our drive times moving along just fine. 14 minutes in either direction north or southbound from 59 towards the schuylkill expressway. we're also watching an accident scene in montgomery township. just getting word of an accident out in south philadelphia. the details coming up in ten. preparing for the pope right now a group of government and business leaders from philadelphia is in rome finalizing plans for the world meeting of families in september. nbc 10's chris cato joins us again live from rome with a beautiful backdrop barely see a cloud in the sky there. organizers have been planning this world meeting for almost three years now. what kind of final details are we talking about?
>> reporter: you would think they probably have things wrapped up by now. but there are still things that need to be nailed down. that's what brings this large group to rome. it is a nice backdrop, overlooking the eternal city, we're atop the terrace of the hotel where the delegation will be staying. the delegation just arrived. they landed at the airport, which is about 35 miles from here about two hours ago and they just arrived at the hotel. they have a packed agenda. there are a lot of receptions tours of historic sites and that sort of thing but there are serious meetings taking place this week as well. meetings to do with final details of the world meeting of families but also major meetings about security. one thing that these leaders from philadelphia will do is meet with the head of security for vatican city. we also found out that the philadelphia contingent reached out to this last city to host the world meeting of families milan. milan and philadelphia are similar in size population 1.3,
1.5 respectively. organizers expect pope francis's mass in philly to draw more spectators. there were no problems in milan which she attributes to the italian police dealing with the crowds that come with the pope. >> here in italy we are very used to having religious happenings with catholics but not only kaj likz. >> philadelphia officials also spoke with milan about transportation, how to move all of those people around. milan used a battalion of buses. of course last week we all found out that is exactly what philadelphia plans to do to shuttle people to and from the ben franklin parkway for the
mass on sunday during that third week of september. philadelphia taking a couple cues from milan there. and one more thing that this group is going to do this week you might be saying all of this is wonderful. the world meeting of families this is great for catholics. what about noncatholics people of other faiths or no faiths at all. there's something happening this week here at vatican city that will have an impact on the entire philadelphia area. it's a chance for philly to really shine. we'll tell you more about that at 6:00 a.m. live in rome chris cato nbc 10 news. new from overnight, philadelphia police are searching for the person who shot and killed a man in the city's wissinoming section. as you can see, it was an emotional scene for neighbors along scattergood street. a man believed to be in his 20s was shot around 2:30. right now investigators have no motive for the shooting. still no arrest after two cars were stolen from this used
car lot in philadelphia's mayfair section. a bmw and a mustang both stolen from this lot at longshore avenue and crispen street. no other cars were taken or damaged. take a look at this dramatic video. this comes to us from newark delaware in new castle county. this is posted on social media overnight. a freight train slammed into the car that was sitting on the tracks near deer park. nobody was inside the car at the time. it's unclear why it was on the tracks. an abandoned property in philadelphia's ogontz neighborhood is now a pile of rubble after yesterday's demolition demolition. a top portion of the house collapsed on to a porch along woodstock street. nobody was hurt.
in other news today, the philadelphia housing authority will begin providing healthy meals to children across the city. it's all part of their summer food program to ensure that no child goes hungry. the agency is offering breakfast and lunch for kids in need at 20 sites throughout philadelphia. here's the information. the doors are open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. monday through friday. the program runs through august 21st. summer is here and the city's pools are opening their doors to the public. officials say during the next two weeks pools will open daily until all 70 pools are open. this map here shows the 12 locations that are opening today. showing the map in a moment. from fox chase to francisville and several locations in between. nbc 10 was there when city leaders marked the opening of the first pool for the summer in the 2015 season at the rec center in strawberry mansion.
for a complete schedule of the pool openings head over to nbc10.com. the time is 5:37. the charleston community is standing strong this morning. their message in the wake of the church massacre as family and friends get ready to bury the victims. sunny skies on the way. a few scattered clouds visible in this view beach avenue from the marquis de lafayette hotel. 74 degrees at 5:38.
there are injuries. they have closed down this area right at this intersection of haverford avenue. debris is out there on the road. crews are out there trying to sort out this mess. three cars involved in this crash in west philly on haverford avenue. meantime jessica boyington has alternate routes for you if you happen to be traveling through that area. >> the good thing is right now we're not dealing with a lot of volume. the next hour or so things will start picking up. plan your trip accordingly this morning. west philadelphia haverford avenue is closed between 41st and 42nd. that's not a huge stretch. take market street or lancaster avenue to get by that scene. out on 422 around trooper road starting to see volume gather on the eastbound side but it's still doing okay if you're headed towards the schuylkill expressway, it's about an eight-minute trip there. no problem if you're headed westbound. on the schuylkill expressway, right through the conshohocken curve, everything start today's build and a little bit of volume.
our drive times are doing okay. 12 minutes if you're headed eastbound from the blue route into the vine street expressway into the center city area. we're still watching on accident scene on cow path road and fair grounds road. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 5:42. temperatures in the 70s right now for much of the area philadelphia international is a warm spot at 76 degrees. the humid will be lower than it was yesterday. bright sunshine as the clouds move offshore. it will be more comfortable than yesterday. actually all weekend. but that will change. humid air is waiting to our south. that will start pushing into the area tomorrow. ahead of storms that are moving into minnesota. those will be here tomorrow afternoon. today, though no storms. you'll need your sunglasses. 88 for allentown, reading, 90 degrees from mt. holly and
norristown trenton tops out a89 degrees this afternoon. plenty of sunshine if you're heading to the shore. 87 in rehoboth. inland is when you're more likely to see the 90 degree mark. drexel hill and philadelphia up to 91 89 the high in wilmington. but there is cooler weather on the way after tomorrow. check this out. the weekend forecast could turn stormy and keep our temperatures in the 70s. got the full seven-day forecast to show you how quickly that cooler air arrives, even before the weekend. that's when i'm back in ten minutes. 5:43 on this monday morning. breast cancer connection. the new study that links your risk to a once common pesticide. changing its tune. this morning apple responds to taylor swift's scolding on social media.
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yesterday. in addition to showing support for the victims' families they also wanted to spread the message that hate crimes will not be tolerated. yesterday morning, the emanuel ame church in charleston held its first worship service since the massacre. members of the congregation and many visitors song sanctions and prayed not just for the victims but the alleged shooter. >> we pray for the young man because he's sick. there's something wrong with him. >> different races and different cultures and different beliefs, all in there, holding hands, saying we'll get through this. >> 21-year-old dylann roof is accused of opening fire at the church last wednesday night. he's being held on $1 million bond. meantime new jersey governor chris christie is speaking out about what happen happened. yesterday he told a packed church of worshippers that last week's shooting in charleston
was steeped in racism and hate. >> i was so glad that we began this service with an invocation where we're holing each other's hands. because those hands are the hands that will do the work that needs to be done to end this type of hate. >> christie told the crowd he's been praying for the families who lost loved ones. and search and rescue crews in new mexico say they found the body of a courthouse chef missing since earlier this month. authorities found walter sheeb's body nearly two weeks after he reportedly went hiking in the taos area of new mexico. crews located his body about two miles from the base of the trail where he was believed to be hiking. authorities have not provided any more details. new information on apple's new streaming music service. the tech join the is changing its tune about paying artists royalties after harsh words from
singer taylor swift. apple says it plans to pay royalties to artists and record labels during a three three-month trial period. this after the berks county native announced a few days ago she'll hold back went 1989" from apple music. she posted a letter on tumblr criticizing apple for its initial decision. in the post titled to apple, love taylor she says in part i find it to be shocking, disappointing and completely unlike this historically progressive and progressive company. >> now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 11 minutes before 6:00. you'll notice the temperatures are getting cooler and the humidity is coming down this morning. we have sunshine. you can see the glow on some of the build innings center city. bright sunshine during the day will lead to a good warmup too. 70 right now in doylestown,
upper 80s for doylestown. it could be in the 90s during the early afternoon hours in philadelphia. and cape may up to 75 degrees. pocono mountains, a few scattered clouds there. the sun is up shawnee is going to see temperatures into the low 80s. what you won't see today is any activity. the radar will stay clear today. tomorrow is a different story. these strong storms that are moving into minnesota, rolling through eastern south dakota and north dakota seeing that activity those are on track for us tomorrow afternoon. but not today. sunshine, hot but less humid than over the weekend. upper 80s and low 90s with drier air riding in on the winds out of the west/northwest, up to 12 miles an hour this afternoon. the humidity is right back in here tomorrow. look at the tempeba,ui soaring 96. that's 1 degree away from the record for tomorrow. heat humidity and strong storms later in the day. but we will be drying out much more comfortably, even though it
will be warm on wednesday. the humidity comes way down. we'll start the day in the 60s. the high of 88 degrees. there's a chance of showers to keep things cooler for thursday and friday and this weekend, turning even chillier. morning temperatures in the 60s, highs only in the 70s saturday and sunday. a real mess out there to make you aware of in west philadelphia. this is a live picture of haverford between 41st and 42nd streets where there is a three-car crash. we do know from police, vai, there are injuries in this case. police will be out there for a little while. >> we see the light is green but there are no cars going there. let's bring in jessica boyington. >> definitely it will be out there for quite some time for an accident investigation. we want to plan your trip accordingly. not a lot of traffic through the area yet but rush hour is on its way. haverford avenue is closed between 41st and 42nd street.
just to be safe, take market or lancaster avenue. we're seeing a big backup on route 73 the tacony palmyra bridge is currently open. this is the result of that headed northbound toward that scene. this is what you're going to face. out on 95 we'll check out the drive times there, starting to gather volume but everything moving along just fine. southbound from woodhaven up towards the vine street expressway only a 13-minute trip, no problems if you're headed northbound. mass transit doing just fine this morning. >> thank you, jessica. there's a new study linking breast cancer to a once widely used pesticide that's now band. >> ddt was used throughout the country until it was banned. although it had not been used in the state since then research shows exposeure could be a contributing factor in the development of breast cancer. the study reveals that daughters of pregnant women with high levels of ddt in their blood
were four times more likely to develop breast cancer. >> it changes the level of her mothers and it changes the tissue of the breast itself, the cells that eventually that can be the source of cancer. >> experts say though the u.s. banned ddt, the study is critical because it could show unexplained cases of breast cancer could be linked to expose exposure to the dangerous pesticide. which candidate could you see yourself supporting and voting for? nbc and "the wall street journal" asked republican voters that question. we'll tell you which candidate is leading the pack and who's hot on his heels.
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now to decision 2016 and a new nbc/"wall street journal" poll that asked people who are registered to vote in the republican primary if they could see themselves supporting each presidential candidate. here are the results. jeb bush's standing has improved in june 75% of republicans said they could support him for
president. that's up from 70% in april andç 49% in march. florida senator marco rubio followed bush with 74% of voters saying they could vote him. that number was unchanged from april. former arkansas governor mike huckabee saw a gain of support in june. 65% of republicans said they could back him. just 52% thought the same thing in april and march. let's check the numbers for former pennsylvania senator rick santorum. he appears to be gaining momentum. in march 40% of voters said they could see themselves supporting him. that number is now up to 49%. rains can't seem to make up their minds about new jersey governor chris christie. he's not officially announced that he's running for president. in june 36% said they could vote for him. that's down from 38% in april but up from 32% in march. rae mogul donald trump gained some support. he stands at 32%, an increase
from 23% in march. we have much more information on this poll including the percentage of folks who would not support each candidate and who has the least amount of support. tap on the nbc 10 news app or logon to our website for the complete poll. it is a crowded field. there are 12 republicans in the running for the white house. on the democratic side there are four declared candidates in the race so far. i caught a little bit of this yesterday. golfer jordan spieth with a victory in the u.s. open yesterday. finished 5 under for the tournament. it is spieth's second career major. he won the masters back in april. spieth has several ties to our area. his parents grew up in hellertown northampton county and his uncle works as a barner in montgomery county. andre reed, a native who played for the buff loy bills and went on to become a hall of famer. allentown will rename irving
park to andre reed park. the board voted last year to name the field at jay birney crum stadium in reed's honor. a ceremony is being schedule for the fall. he also went to cuttskutztown state. nbc 10 news today at 6:00 starts now. >> nbc 10 news starts now. new from overnight, there may have been another sighting of one of the escaped prizers from new york. this time a man was spotted running from a hunting camp. preparing for the pope. we are live in rome with the philadelphia delegation. there's a live picture of the vatican as they iron out the final details for the pope's visit. the heat is here. today is the first full day of
summer. it's going to feel a whole lot like it. good morning, this is nbc 10 news today, i'm rosemary connors. >> i'm vai sikahema. it is the first full day of summer and the first full week of summer. what do you know. it's going to be hot. let's get to meteorologist bill henley with the forecast. >> it was a hot one yesterday, 91 degrees. it was a bit muggy at times, turning less humid today. it will likely be more comfortable, less taxing on your body today. that changes tomorrow. heading out the door you'll need your sunglasses from the city to the shore. we have bright sunshine. that's a sunny view from the marquis de lafayette hotel. 80s this afternoon for the shore. but inland it's head for the 90s. the good news is the wind has shifted. wind is out of the northwest. that's drier air coming into the area, not particularly strong. in fact, calm right now in reading, pottstown and mt. holly. that flow will continue during the day. that's bringing the humidity down. yes, it will be hot but nice and